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  • AA - Associate in Arts
  • AACC - American Association of Community Colleges
  • AAP - Affirmative Action Plan
  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
  • ABE - Adult Basic Education
  • ACC - Articulation Coordinating Committee
  • ACE - Adult and Community Education
  • ACEE - Area Centers for Educational Enhancement
  • ACENET - Adult and Community Education Network
  • ACF - Administration for Children and Families
  • ACINET - America's Career Information Network - CareerOneStop
  • ACRN - America's Career Resource Network
  • ACTEONLINE - Association for Career and Technical Education (formerly American Vocational Association)
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
  • AEA - Adult Education Act
  • AFDC - Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • AFL-CIO - American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • AGE - Adult General Education
  • AHS - Adult High School
  • AJB - America's Job Bank - CareerOneStop
  • ALMIS - America's Labor Market Information System
  • AS - Associate in Science
  • ASE - Adult Secondary Education
  • ASET - Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training, US Department
  • ASL - America's Service Locator - CareerOneStop
  • ASTD - American Society for Training and Development
  • ATD - Applied Technology Diploma
  • ATP - Adult Training Programs
  • ATR - Apprenticeship and Training Representative
  • AWI - Agency for Workforce Innovation (formerly Florida Department of Labor)


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  • BAT - Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training - US Department of Labor
  • BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics - US Department of Labor
  • BRG - Business Relations Group - US Department of Labor


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  • CBT - Computer-Based Training
  • CCD - Course Code Directory
  • CCE - Center for Credentialing and Education
  • CCPF - Community College Program Fund
  • CDF - Career Development Facilitator
  • CEG - Council for Excellence in Government
  • CEPRI - Council for Education Policy, Research & Improvement (formerly PEPC)
  • CESER - Center for Employment Security Education & Research
  • CETA - Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
  • CEU - Continuing Education Unit
  • CEW - Center for Education and Work
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CIA - Council on Instructional Affairs
  • CIP - Classification of Instructional Programs
  • CLAST - College Level Academic Skills Test
  • CLU - Central Labor Union
  • COBRA - Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • COE - Council on Occupational Education
  • COOP - Cooperative Work-Study Programs
  • COS - CareerOneStop
  • CPT (FCELPT) Common Placement Test
  • CRC - Civil Rights Center - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • CRT/CT - Classroom Training
  • CSWE - Community Service Work Experience
  • CTAB - Comprehension Tests of Adaptive Behavior
  • CWDP - Certified Workforce Development Professional
  • CWE - Continuing Workforce Education
  • CWP - Center for Workforce Preparation - US Chamber of Commerce


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  • DJJ - Division of Juvenile Justice
  • DOC - Department Of Corrections
  • DOE - Department Of Education
  • DoEd - US Department of Education
  • DOJ - US Department Of Justice
  • DOL - US Department Of Labor
  • DOLETA - Department Of Labor Employment & Training Administration (Federal)
  • DOSO - Division of One-Stop Operations or One-Stop Division - US Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • DSS - Department of Social Services
  • DSS Developmental Scale Scores
  • DOT - Dictionary of Occupational Titles
  • DUA - Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • DWP - Dislocated Worker Program


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  • EBSA - Employee Benefits Security Administration - US Department of Labor
  • EDP - Employment Development Plan
  • EDWAA - Economic Dislocated Worker Adjustment Act
  • EEO - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • E-Florida - Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  • EITC - Earned Income Tax Credit
  • E-Mail - Electronic Mail
  • ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center
  • ERISA - Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • ESE - Exceptional Student Education
  • ESL - English as a Second Language (Oral Assessment)
  • ESOL - English of Speakers of Other Languages
  • ESPL - Employment Service Program Letter
  • ETA - Employment and Training Administration
  • ETAD - Employment Task Force for Adults with Disabilities
  • EZ - Enterprise Zone


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  • FAC - Florida Administrative Code (State Board Rules)
  • FACTE - Florida Association for Career & Technical Education
  • FASA - Florida Association of School Administrators
  • FBO - Faith-Based Organization
  • FCA - Federal Committee on Apprenticeship
  • FCAT - Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
  • FCCM - Federal Contract Compliance Manual
  • FCELPT (CPT) Florida College Entrance-Level Placement Test
  • FCLA - Florida Council of Local Administrators
  • FDLES - Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security
  • FEFP - Florida Education Finance Program
  • FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • FETPIP - Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program
  • FIRN - Florida Information Resource Network
  • FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
  • FSET - Food Stamp Employment and Training Program
  • FTCE Florida Teacher Certification Examinations
  • FELE Florida Educational Leadership Examination
  • FTE - Full Time Equivalency
  • FTP - Family Transition Program
  • FY - Fiscal Year


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  • GED - General Educational Development
  • GJ - Group Joint
  • GNJ - Group Non-Joint
  • GPRA - Government Performance and Results Act
  • GSA - U. S. Government Service Administration


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  • HHS - US Department of Health & Human Services
  • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HSCT - High School Competency Test


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  • IAWP - International Association of Workforce Professionals
  • IB - International Baccalaureate
  • IDAEP - Individual Disabled Adult Education Plan
  • IEP - Individual Education Plan
  • IJ - Individual Joint
  • IJW - Individual Joint Waiver
  • ILAB - International Labor Affairs Bureau - US Department of Labor
  • IMS - Information Management System
  • INAP - Indian and Native American Program
  • INJ - Individual Non-Joint
  • IT - Information Technology
  • ITSC - Information Technology Support Center
  • IWC - Institute for Workforce Competitiveness


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  • JAC - Joint Apprenticeship Committee
  • JAN - Job Accommodation Network
  • JFF - Jobs For the Future
  • JATC - Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
  • JEP - Jobs and Education Partnership
  • JTPA - Job Training and Partnership Act


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  • K-FAST - Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test


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  • LCP - Literacy Completion Point
  • LEA - Local Educational Agency
  • LEO - Local Elected Official
  • LEP - Limited English Proficiency
  • LLSIL - Lower Living Standard Income Level
  • LMA - Labor Market Area
  • LVA - Literacy Volunteers of America
  • LWIA - Local Workforce Investment Area


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  • MEP - Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • MIS - Management Information System
  • MOU - Memorandum Of Understanding
  • MSFW - Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers
  • MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration - US Department of Labor


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  • NAEP - National Assessment of Education Performance
  • NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement Act
  • NAICS - National Amereican Industry Classification System
  • NAM - National Association of Manufactures
  • NAS - National Apprenticeship System
  • NASTAD - National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors
  • NASWA - National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • NASWBC - National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs
  • NAWB - National Association of Workforce Boards
  • NAWDP - National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
  • NCDA - National Career Development Association
  • NCWD - National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
  • NCWE - National Council for Workforce Education
  • NECA - National Employment Counseling Association
  • NGA - National Governors Association
  • NIFL - National Institute For Literacy
  • NJCA - National Job Corps Association
  • NLA - National Literacy Act
  • NWA - National Workforce Association
  • NYEC - National Youth Employment Coalition


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  • O*NET - Occupational Information Network
  • OASP - Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy - US Department of Labor
  • OATELS - Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services
  • OCO - Other Capital Outlay
  • OCP - Occupational Completion Point
  • ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy - US Department of Labor
  • OES - Occupational Employment Statistics
  • OIS - Occupational Information Systems
  • OJC - Office of Job Corps - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • OJT - On-the-Job Training
  • ONP - Office of National Programs - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • OOH - Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • OPDER - Office of Policy, Development, Evaluation and Research - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • OPPAGA - Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability
  • OPS - Other Personnel Services
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration - US Department of Labor
  • OST - Occupational Skills Training
  • OWCP - Office of Workers' Compensation Programs - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • OWI - Office of Workforce Investment - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • OYS - Office of Youth Services - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration


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  • PBB - Performance Based Budgeting
  • PBIF - Performance Based Incentive Funding
  • PECO - Public Education Capital Outlay
  • PEPC - Post Secondary Education Planning Commission
  • PIC - Private Industry Council
  • PRO - Performance and Results Office - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational
  • PSV - Post Secondary Vocational
  • PSVC - Post Secondary Vocational Certificate
  • PY - Program Year


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  • RAIMS - Registered Apprenticeship Information Management System (formally AIMS)
  • REDI - Rural Economic Development Initiative
  • RFB - Request For Bid
  • RFP - Request For Proposal
  • RFQ - Request For Quotation
  • RTI - Related Technical Instruction
  • RWDB - Regional Workforce Development Board


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  • SAC - Southern Association of Colleges
  • SACs - State Apprenticeship Councils
  • SAIL - System for Applied Individualized Learning(changed to VPI)
  • SBC - State Board of Community Colleges
  • SBE - State Board of Education
  • SBNCE - State Board of Nonpublic Career Education
  • SCANS - Secretary's Commission of Achieving Necessary Skills
  • SCSEP - Senior Community Service Employment Program - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • SDA - Service Delivery Area
  • SGA - Solicitations for Grant Applications - Federal
  • SIC - Standard Industrial Classification
  • SOC - Standard Occupational Classification
  • SSI - Supplemental Security Income
  • SSS - Sunshine State Standards
  • STW - School-To-Work
  • SUS - State University System


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  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TAA - Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • TABE - Test of Adult Basic Education
  • TAG - Technical Assistance Guide
  • TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • TEGL - Training and Employment Guidance Letter
  • TEIN - Training and Employment Information Notice
  • TEN - Training and Employment Notice
  • TO - Table of Organization
  • TWA - The Workforce Alliance


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  • UC/UI - Unemployment Compensation/Insurance
  • USCM - US Conference of Mayors
  • USES - US Employment Service - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • USDOL - United States Department Of Labor


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  • VESOL - Vocational Education for Speakers of Other Languages
  • VET - Veterans' Employment and Training Service - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • VPI - Vocational Preparatory Instruction
  • VSO - Vocational Student Organization


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  • WAGES - Work And Gain Economic Self-sufficiency
  • WARN - Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • WB - Women's Bureau - US Department of Larbor
  • WDB - Workforce Development Board
  • WDEF - Workforce Development Education Fund
  • WDIS - Workforce Development Information Systems
  • WDIT - Workforce Development Implementation Team
  • WE - Workforce Education
  • WEOIS - Workforce Education and Outcome Information Services
  • WFD - WorkForce Development
  • WIA - Workforce Investment Act
  • WIB - Workforce Investment Board
  • WIN - Welfare Information Network
  • WOTC - Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • WRIS - Wage Record Interchange System
  • WTP - Welfare Transition Program
  • WWW - World Wide Web


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